U S House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Congressional Black Caucus members arrive Ghana on historic 3-day visit
London, July 29, 2019 (AltAfrica)–Nancy Pelosi, the first woman Speaker of the United States House of Representatives arrived Ghana on Sunday in company of several members of the Congressional Black Caucus for a three-day official state visit
The high powered visit is at the invitation of President Nana Akufo-Addo as part of activities commemorating ‘Year of Return, Ghana 2019’ celebrations.
Nancy Pelosi and her delegation touched down at Terminal 3 of the Kotaka International Airport, Sunday afternoon.
They were received by the US Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan and the Speaker of Parliament, Mike Aaron Oquaye amid a rich cultural display.
The delegation is expected to hold high-level discussions with President Akufo-Addo as well as speak with her Ghanaian counterpart, Mike Oquaye and other senior government officials.
There is a dinner held in Speaker Pelosi’s honour tonight at the Jubilee Lounge of Parliament, where she will respond to a toast
She will also deliver an address to the Ghanaian Parliament on Wednesday.
“It is a special honour to be the first U.S. Speaker of the House to address the illustrious Parliament of Ghana, as we build on the partnership between our nations,” she said.
While in Ghana, Speaker Pelosi and her delegation will pay respects at Cape Coast and Elmina Castles.
At the Cape Coast Castle, they will be at the ‘Door of No Return’ to observe the 400th Anniversary of the First Enslaved Africans Landing in America
“As we face evolving global security challenges, our delegation will thank our men and women in uniform and receive briefings from U.S. military leaders at U.S. Army Africa headquarters,” Speaker Pelosi said ahead of her visit to Africa.
Ahead of the historic trip to Ghana, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, met with Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, at her office in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, July 25, 2019.
The duo met to review key matters regarding the trip.